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Keeping Your Pets Active During Hibernation Season

Staying active in the colder months is all about finding ways to keep little toes and noses comfortable on those wet, windy days. Although it doesn’t generally doesn’t get that cold here in Schertz, anything that makes your pet turn their nose up at heading out the door probably means they won’t be getting enough…

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New Year’s Resolutions – For You and Your Pet

The holidays gave us so much to be thankful for and excited about; but now that the new year has arrived, we are poised for reflection, inspiration, and motivation. To that end, we at Schertz Animal Hospital have brainstormed some New Year’s resolutions that we hope are easily adopted and attained by both you and…

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Benefitting From Your Vet’s Pharmacy

In the looming shadows of our present economic state, almost everyone shares a common interest – saving money. Clipping coupons, budgeting, buying in bulk, and eliminating unnecessary goods or indulgences can be the best ways to streamline expenditures. However, when it comes to looking for better options for your pet’s medications, be careful when trusting…

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Flea Life Cycle: Understanding Fleas and Protecting Your Pet

Fleas can cause many problems for both your pet and your family. These troublesome parasites can cause skin irritations and transmit a number of harmful diseases, which is why regular, year-round treatment for fleas is highly advised for your pet. First and foremost, though, it is important to be familiar with the life cycle of…

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Leptospirosis and Your Pet

Over the past decade, there has been quite a bit of media coverage dedicated to the increasing prevalence of zoonotic diseases; that is, those illnesses transferred between animals (domesticated and wild) and humans. While these diseases have always existed, and certainly many of us are familiar with rabies and why vaccination is so critical in…

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Mating Season – Your Female Dog and the Springtime

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and new life is beginning. And, if you have a female dog who has not been spayed, spring is also the time of year when many animals come into “season”, or have a heat cycle. A female dog’s heat cycle, also called estrus, is the time when her body…

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Tell Me Where it Hurts: Pet Pain and Pain Management

Did you realize that not too long ago, most people believed that animals did not experience pain? Thankfully, we know better now. Unfortunately, pet’s still can’t verbalize their pain, which makes it challenging to detect and treat. However, there are ways that our pets do communicate with us, even if they don’t have the words…

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Degenerative Joint Disease and Your Pet

It is not just people who suffer from arthritis, pets can hurt too. As we understand more and more about how pets feel pain, it is becoming very clear that dogs and cats alike suffer from degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis, as they age. This condition results the deterioration of cartilage in the joints, resulting…

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Do Pets Get Allergies?

Have you ever wondered, “Do pets get allergies?” Well, they do. Like us, pets are prone to seasonal allergies. Luckily, helping your pet through allergy season, be it spring or fall,  is not difficult if you are prepared with the knowledge of what to look for and what to do. What is Your Pet Allergic…

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